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“Excellent stay at the hotel of the Ettal Monastery”

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Hotel Klosterhotel Ludwig der Bayer
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Ettal
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Excellent stay at the hotel of the Ettal Monastery”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

The hotel is located on the main road linking Ammergau to Garmisch Patenkirchen, just opposite to the Ettal Monastery. We had a room on the backside of the hotel, overlooking the gardens.
Standard double room #105 is spacious, newly remodelled, clean and comfortably equipped with a settee. The bed offering a good sleep quality, LCD TV, free and fast internet, a large writing desk, and a bathroom with a shower cabin, all kept spotless clean.
Half board is available for € 18.- for a 4 course dinner (reservation until 05.00 PM). The food was perfectly cooked and generously served. The “Braustuben” tavern restaurant offers all day traditional German food and Bavarian specialities. The beer brewed by monastery is excellent; my preference goes for the “dunkel Weizen” a speciality beer.
The breakfast buffet is richly garnished. In spite that a group of tourist on a bus tour pilfered the buffet, fresh supplies were immediately brought.
The visit of the Monastery should not to be missed. Free parking space is available in front of the hotel. A tourist card for the free use of public transport to Oberammergau and Garmisch is handed out, even to guests staying only for one night.
We enjoyed our stay and can recommend the hotel, which is reasonably priced for the service and quality offered.

Room Tip: Rooms with garden view, as they are not impacted by traffic noise
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alton, Illinois
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

This might be the best place we stayed during our recent tour of Christmas markets in Austria and Germany. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel architecture is charming. The restaurant was great and the beer is freshly brewed in the monestary opposite the hotel. The room was spacious and nicely furnished with a balcony facing the Alps. The Christmas market on the Kloster grounds was very festive, especially in the snow. When we awoke in the morning, our car was buried in a foot of snow on top of the 2 1/2 feet already there. A perfect visit and we shall stay here again. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is opposite the Ettal Koster as previously said in a much quieter area than Garmisch or Oberammergau. The majority of the rooms appear to be large appartments some with kitchen facilities others without, we were in an annex that was connected to the main hotel by a walkway near to the swimming pool and had stunning views down the valley towards Oberammergau. The seems to cater for a number of coach tours with the meals being aimed at that market and personally the food was not of the standard achieved elsewhere in the area. The rooms were of high quality and good value, though the cleaner missed our room on one ocassion.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Edinburg, Texas
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We chose this hotel after visiting Ettal Kloster on a previous visit. It is close to Garmesh (on a winding mountain road) and more cost effective for our family. We paid 82 euros/night for five adults. We have five adults (2 parents and 3 kids) and prefer to have rooms adjoining or together. We had an apartment with this hotel which slept five (1 queen bed/1 twin in the bedroom; 1 queen sofa bed in living room). It also had a dining room (combo with living room), a kitchen, and a bathroom. The apartment was in a separate building from the hotel proper, the same one that houses the spa and the pool. We had a lovely balcony with views of the mountain and valleys. It was a quiet location and very enjoyable. Ettal, itself, is a quiet little town with the Abbey as the main tourist attraction. There are a few restaurants in the area, but they have different opening hours. No AC but we never needed it. With the apartment, you could order food with the price of the room, but we didn't preferring to explore our options. We were provided a bag of hard rolls every morning. With that and coffee/tea, butter, and jam, we had our breakfast morning for cheap. We also visited the Kloster cheese store and bought some cheese as well and, of course, some Kloster beer! They also allowed pets which was a benefit for us because we had 3 small dogs.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

Set amidst the beautiful mountain scenery, this hotel is full of charm with great food in their restaurant and bar area. The staff are helpful and, with the proximity of the local monastery and locally brewed beers, there is a superb range of beers and wines to accompany the food. The rooms are well equipped, comfortable and the hotel has a great indoor pool. This hotel is absolutely on our 'must visit again' list.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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San Diego
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

We stayed here and enjoyed the quiet, and tranquility compared to its cousins Oberammergau and Garmisch. Very Ikea-like in decor, the price, and the accomodations were terrific. The staff was very friendly, and there are trails to hike and in the winter cross country skiing.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed December 21, 2010

We had a wonderful time at the Ludwig der Bayer as part of the Passion Play package: the setting is magnificent, and the air invigoratingly fresh; the bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean, the staff couldn't have been more charming and helpful, and the food was very good indeed. Considering we were a captive audience, they didn't have to try as hard as they did. But we found everyone to be unfailingly hospitable, from the waitstaff who were indulgent with our clumsy attempts at the courtesies in German, to the receptionist who gladly sent my postcards for me.
To complain - as someone else has done - about where they were seated at dinner, is frankly a little embarrassing. We were all on a package deal. Get over it! Had the reviewer followed instructions, she would have found a table set aside especially for her and her son, with their name on it, which was hers for the rest of her stay. A charming, welcoming idea, we thought, that made us feel instantly at home.
We loved the dinner - apple strudel and other German tasty treats were just what we wanted to try. Isn't that part of the point of travel?
In fact our only false note was a fellow American (alas) guest, who having burnt her own toast at the magnificent breakfast buffet, brazenly "stole" my daughter's!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Klosterhotel Ludwig der Bayer
Address: Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 10-12, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Ettal
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Ettal
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Klosterhotel Ludwig der Bayer 4*
Number of rooms: 322
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